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Colors Painting

The use of color is a central element of any artist's work. It is a vital component, without which the work of art could not exist. With the passing of time and artistic movements, the uses and meanings attributed to color have evolved, from the mixing of pigment to the harmony of the painting and even works whose key theme is color. Color manipulation is a learning process that every artist must master in order to access the infinite variations of color. The restoration of paintings is a science that requires a molecular knowledge to work out the colors and mixtures used by the original artist. Throughout the  colors have taken on various meanings: white is the color of purity and chastity, gold of wealth and nobility, blue of justice and wisdom and red of strength and courage. These connotations are still present in our conception of colors today. Additionally, colors can be divided into three categories: warm, cool and neutral tones. As their names suggest, these categories of color exude an atmosphere that painters try to convey in their work. The master manipulation of color in Baroque art juxtaposes warm and cool colors to capture the power of the human form. The impact of the colors is elevated by the effects of the light. Originally, artists tried to replicate the colors of their surrounding environment, remaining faithful to the colors of reality. Then came the Impressionists who only used primary and complementary colors, and did not mix them at all. Even the shadows were portrayed by bright colors, only becoming shadows in the eye of the spectator alone, thus introducing a special relationship between the work and the viewer. During that period, color was still an indispensable tool for artists. In addition to being their working medium, it is also what allowed them to highlight their art, playing on perceptions, shadows, contours and light. It represented the very essence of their art without it ever being the primary focus of a piece. It is not until subjective, abstract paintings came along, that artists began to devote themselves to color rather than a physical subject. Mondrian worked with the approach of evoking the very essence of nature through the purity of primary colors to achieve abstraction. Equally, the founder of the Russian avant-garde Suprematism movement Malevitch, disturbed everyone's senses with Suprematist Composition: White on White. He abandoned convention to reach a pure pictorial sensibility where the portrayal of color is purely for its own purpose. Whereas, Rothko, a precursor of Color Field and Abstract Expressionism movements, saw his paintings as living organisms whose color had a human quality that transcended the format. Contemporary art, photography, collage and Pop Art. Picasso  once said: 'when I don't have blue, I use red'. In this collection Artsper presents a color filled theme of intense, saturated tones to fight against the monotony of the everyday. 

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Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting

Jéko

Rien à voir, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,077

Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$258 $287

Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,022

Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting

Jazzu

L'amour du cœur, 2021
18.1 x 10.6 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$1,077

Stoz, Over the top 0018, Painting

Stoz

Over the top 0018, 2021
23.6 x 11.8 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$168

Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting

Spaco

Louis Vuitton colors, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$215

Xiu, Fleur 125, Painting

Xiu

Fleur 125, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$479

Âme Sauvage, L'art des artistes, Painting

Âme Sauvage

L'art des artistes, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$586

Valérie Dragacci, Mouillage corse, Painting

Valérie Dragacci

Mouillage corse, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$467

Shelby, Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), Painting

Shelby

Square Love (Banksy X Keith Haring), 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,111

Yrak, Dimension III, Painting

Yrak

Dimension III, 2020
74.8 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,179

Marta Zawadzka, Pink skyline, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Pink skyline, 2021
19.7 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,579

David Cumps, Alfons millionnaire, Painting

David Cumps

Alfons millionnaire, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,137

Cumbone, Mantraffiti, Painting

Cumbone

Mantraffiti, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,667

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Bleuitude, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Bleuitude, 2021
31.5 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,094

Jean Jourdan, Exubérance, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Exubérance, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$826

Gor Avetisyan, A Perception of Passion I, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

A Perception of Passion I, 2021
53.1 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$2,022

Flow, Birds, Painting

Flow

Birds, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,829

Nikolaos Schizas, Fluor Love, Painting

Nikolaos Schizas

Fluor Love, 2021
34.3 x 24.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Yichao Sun, Labyrinthe, Painting

Yichao Sun

Labyrinthe, 2021
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,743

Jean-Philippe Berger, Rêve de cocotiers, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Rêve de cocotiers, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$766

Florian Lou, Amerzona, Painting

Florian Lou

Amerzona, 2021
15 x 21.7 inch
Painting

$1,675

Eric Turlot, En écoutant Beethoven, Painting

Eric Turlot

En écoutant Beethoven, 2021
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,393

Caroline  Maurel, En attendant l'été, Painting

Caroline Maurel

En attendant l'été, 2020
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,273

Alec Franco, Opra, Painting

Alec Franco

Opra, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,700

Ralph Resch, Falaises d'Etretat, Painting

Ralph Resch

Falaises d'Etretat, 2021
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$706

Macha Poynder, Labors of Love, Painting

Macha Poynder

Labors of Love, 2020
44.1 x 43.7 inch
Painting

$7,244

Stéphanie Calemard, Family Wax n°20, Painting

Stéphanie Calemard

Family Wax n°20, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,393

JP Vergnaud, Sans titre 5, Painting

JP Vergnaud

Sans titre 5, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,424

Annie Becco, Terres du sud, Painting

Annie Becco

Terres du sud, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,154

Arsen, Pop tomato, Painting

Arsen

Pop tomato, 2021
26.2 x 16.3 x 2.2 inch
Painting

$1,137

Joëlle Michenet, Ailleurs, Painting

Joëlle Michenet

Ailleurs, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,704

Grégory Gérard, Les profondeurs, Painting

Grégory Gérard

Les profondeurs, 2021
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$485 $538

Antoine De Tyssandier, Ukiyo, Painting

Antoine De Tyssandier

Ukiyo, 2020
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,711

Henry Escobar, All-star 01, Painting

Henry Escobar

All-star 01, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,914

Socrate, Chanel Marilyn, Painting

Socrate

Chanel Marilyn, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,261

Philippe Jacq, Boire de l'eau pour vivre longtemps, Painting

Philippe Jacq

Boire de l'eau pour vivre longtemps, 2021
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,991

Noah Borger, Elle pleure, Painting

Noah Borger

Elle pleure, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$269 $299

Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 606, Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 606, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,735

Alessandra Bisi, September, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

September, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$299

Stephanie Rivet, Que la fête commence!, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Que la fête commence!, 2021
35.8 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,795

Albena Vatcheva, Portrait aux perles, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Portrait aux perles, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,188

Martin, The dog, Painting

Martin

The dog, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$838

Clem$, Rabbi Colors, Painting

Clem$

Rabbi Colors, 2020
51.2 x 66.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,769

Lounys, Cerveaux non disponibles, Painting

Lounys

Cerveaux non disponibles, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,291

Erró, Hommage à Picasso, Painting

Erró

Hommage à Picasso, 2021
21.3 x 30.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,957

Le Closier, Amy (blue), Painting

Le Closier

Amy (blue), 2021
35.8 x 29.9 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$1,496

Stanislav Bojankov, Landscaping on jazz-XXXVIII (Billie Holiday), Painting

Stanislav Bojankov

Landscaping on jazz-XXXVIII (Billie Holiday), 2016
25.6 x 36.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$474 $526

David Jamin, Dandy, Painting

David Jamin

Dandy, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$754

Muriel Deumie, Art de rue, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Art de rue, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,974

Nacks, Donald panther the street, Painting

Nacks

Donald panther the street, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,197

Raymond Attanasio, 1 aout 2021, Painting

Raymond Attanasio

1 aout 2021, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,010 $2,872

Jane Grieco, Lua de Cobre, Painting

Jane Grieco

Lua de Cobre, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,556

Linda Bachammar Clerget, La cabane des espérances, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

La cabane des espérances, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,675

Monsengo Shula, Van Gogh Noir, Painting

Monsengo Shula

Van Gogh Noir, 2018
48 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,778

Isis Bi-M, 110) Promesse, Painting

Isis Bi-M

110) Promesse, 2021
8.3 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$179

Ron Halfant, Flavors of Colour, Painting

Ron Halfant

Flavors of Colour, 2021
30 x 24 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$749

Menashe Kadishman, Purple Sheep, Painting

Menashe Kadishman

Purple Sheep, 1990
31.1 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,400

Alaa Abou Shaheen, Untitled 84, Painting

Alaa Abou Shaheen

Untitled 84, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$1,250

Caroline Vis, I'am not Pollock, Painting

Caroline Vis

I'am not Pollock, 2016
39.4 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,188

Anthea Missy, Mini Imma, Painting

Anthea Missy

Mini Imma, 2021
27.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,094

Our recommendations Wawapod, Smile, Painting

Wawapod

Smile, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,496

Maria Esmar, Above and beyond, Painting

Maria Esmar

Above and beyond, 2021
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,025

David Gerstein, Monument for the 20th century - Paper Cut, Painting

David Gerstein

Monument for the 20th century - Paper Cut, 2007
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

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